Remanded Taranga FM Manager in and out of hospital

The Taranga FM Manager, Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, who is remanded in custody, was seen being whisked away from the EdwardAlhaji Abdoulie Ceesay, Manager Teranga FM Francis Small Teaching Hospital late on Monday evening 11 April 2016.

According to family members and eye witnesses, the sick journalist was seen being carried on a trolley from the accident and emergency ward at EFSTH to a waiting prison vehicle before being whisked away to an unknown destination.

Foroyaa had received information earlier on Monday that the embattled journalist who has been ill for some days now was taken to RVTH for treatment. Family members describe him as very sick. They complain that they were not allowed to see him in the latter part of the day.

The Taranga FM Managing Director is facing trial on charges of false news and sedition relating to a text message connected to the president purportedly sent from his cell phone. He was arrested in July 2015 and all applications for bail were rejected by the court.

The trial has been adjourned for counsels to address the court on 21 April 2016.